Saturday morning I woke up around 7am to get my run in.  It was already 80+ degrees and 85%+ humidity.  Perfect running weather, right?  Even though the air was so thick feeling, I was excited to get out and explore some of Charleston on my run.  I’m still on week #5 of the interval training, which means I’m doing 3 intervals of 3 minutes walking and 7 minutes running.

Here’s the route I ran:


My time per mile was a lot slower than my Charlotte run earlier in the week — but I’ll crack that up to the crazy humidity!

We were planning to have a late breakfast, and were in search of bottomless mimosas, so we headed to Toast.

Bottomless mimosas:

I took this picture several times, and somehow a bulging bicep kept appearing in the background… 😉

We split the Deluxe French Toast stuffed with apples and apple syrup:

And the all garden omelet (which I added sausage, zucchini, and pepper jack cheese to):

Both of these were delicious, and the mimosa made for a very relaxing brunch 🙂

(Unintentional foreshadowing:  we are headed to the Folly Beach Pier today!)

After brunch, we set out to walk along the river banks.  We walked, and walked, and wallllkkkeeeedddd…..

On our way back towards the studio, we stopped at the Buccaneer restaurant for some margaritas and snacks.  The Buccaneer has a ton of authentic pirate artifacts, which was pretty neat.


I ordered the crab cake:

This was pretty good, but I don’t think my belly is sold on crab meat yet.  I could only eat half of this (may have been do to the exhaustion from walking though).

Here’s the route we walked during our Saturday afternoon excursions:

That’s over 7 miles.  Add that to the 3 miles for my AM interval training, and you’ve got yourself a 10-Mile-Saturday!

After a much needed 2-hour nap and showers, we headed to California Dreaming for some waterfront dining.

View from our table:

First up was the bottle of wine:

We split the chicken quesadilla appetizer:

SOOO frickin good.

For dinner, we split the blackened chicken pasta:

Pasta four nights in a row?  Check. 😀

And then we split the hot brownie with ice cream for dessert:

Of course we were extremely happy with this meal:

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We decided to go green on the way home, and called up a Green Taxi:

Jarrod was pretty pumped about this:

Today is our last day in Charleston!  We plan to get in a little beach time then head to King street for some grub 🙂

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  1. 10 miles is a LOT!! that’s how we were in italy – walking anywhere and everywhere.. oh Toast…i’ve been more than drunk by 1 pm in that place. so f unny. those damn bottomless mimosas will do it.

  2. Jarrod is so cute! His smile reminds me of Brian’s BIG smile, LOL. Your vacalogue and the pics are just awesome! I have questions but will wait till you get back to ask them! Love you!